24×36″, acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard, framed
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This painting was a long time in the planning! Several years ago, I went to a Hudson River overlook at Bear Mountain very early in the morning. It is on the western side of the river, so the sun was coming in toward me. The light streaming from the east silhouetted the land forms, and warm color streamed toward me from the eastern sky, reflecting in the water. I did a 5×7″ plein air, attempting to catch the fleeting light and color, while knowing it would all be gone in ten minutes. You can see that painting at this link.
Since then, I’ve done a few paintings based on that study, featuring the view over Iona Island and the warm, early morning light. The one at this link was a 6×9″ color study in golden hues. Another 6×9″ color study, with the orange hues as in the larger painting featured in this post, is currently at RiverWinds Gallery. I liked them both and it was hard to decide which one to go with for the large painting. In the end I decided to use the copper tones, building multiple layers of warm glaze colors over a monochrome underpainting.
Below is an image you can click on for a larger view of the painting.